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Aveda Institute Nashville

Music City, a mecca for artists and other passionate people who crave the heightened energy of this ultra-creative community. They flock for the nightlife. They love the downhome cuisine. And they absolutely adore the AVEDA Institute, located in nearby Franklin, one of the best beauty schools in Nashville using only naturally-derived products with certified organic ingredients. With its stunning and state-of-the-art green facility, and its personalized curriculum that’s unique to every AVEDA school, this thriving hub of fresh talent buzzes with youthful spirit and promising futures. The AVEDA Institute Nashville offers students a real world, fast-paced salon and spa environment, where they can develop the advanced hair-cutting and skin care techniques that will launch their careers in the exciting fields of fashion and beauty. Every program is personalized to each student’s needs and focuses on personal wellness as a means to professional excellence. Supervised students train directly with guests in a salon and spa atmosphere to prepare them for a future with a chair of their own following graduation.

So whether you’re looking for a cosmetology school in Nashville, or want the luxury for less service you’ve come to expect from an AVEDA school, search no further than the AVEDA Institute Nashville, where every cosmetology program enrollee now receives an iPad. To schedule a tour, come by in person, give us a call, shoot us a text, or access our full online application form here. A member of our admissions team will contact you to discuss the best beauty school option for you and your future career in beauty and fashion. To schedule an appointment for services, stop by, give us a call or book online here.

Programs Offered*:


Our cosmetology course and master student phase incorporate theory with extensive hands on experience to provide you with a complete understanding of beauty and wellness. The program includes hair cutting, color, texture services, nail care, makeup application, business development, retail knowledge and the concept of gaining and retaining clients. Upon completion, students move on to the master student phase for intensive real-world training to hone their skills.


Our Esthiology program prepares you for a future as a skin care specialist. The training utilizes our trademark AVEDA pure flower and plant essences and wellness rituals. Every graduate will be trained in facials, waxing, makeup application, business development, wellness and retail knowledge.

* All state testing and licensing fees are included in your tuition.



Nashville October Student Spotlight

Join us in celebrating Breanna Barnes as our October Student of the Month. Breanna Barnes exemplifies a model student in various ways. Her bright smile, dedication to superb customer service and determination for excellent technical ability makes Bre an asset to Aveda Institute Nashville’s team. Bre excels in both hair color and cutting, and makes […]

Nashville September Student Spotlight

Please join us in our celebration of both Taylor Gullett and Michelle Reeves as our September Students of the Month! Taylor Gullett (left) is an exceptional Cosmetology student at Aveda Institute in Nashville.  Taylor strives to always mirror the stylist she dreams of being.  She arrives perfectly polished and intentionally positive to set the standard […]

Nashville August Student Spotlight

We are excited to recognize Riley White as our August Student of the Month! Riley embodies everything it means to be a professional at Aveda. She is so uniquely herself and genuine. Her guests immediately fall in love with her personality and then stay hooked on her exceptional results. She is 100% present every day […]

Nashville’s July Student Spotlight

We are proud to announce Danielle Dunlap and Kaila Baziuk as Aveda Institute Nashville’s Students of the Month for July. Danielle Dunlap, Cosmetology Student Danielle is a force to be reckoned with and proves to be a role model for everyone around her.  Her greatest strength lies with really listening and acting with intention.  She […]

Nashville June Student Spotlight

Congratulations to Jackie Vanwinkle for being Aveda Institute Nashville’s June Student of the Month! Jackie has dominated her transition into a true master student stylist. She has elevated herself and has a passionate spirit for the belief that “learning never ends.” Jackie has devoted additional time out of school to hone her skills and develop […]

Aveda Nashville Alumni Spotlight

Meredith Harwood graduated from Aveda Institute Nashville and has since been focusing on her growth as a stylist through experience, advanced education opportunities, and learning from other industry leaders. She is a true example of how learning never ends with the support that stands behind the Aveda Family. Read about how Aveda has aided in […]

Nashville’s May Student Spotlight

Congratulations to Adri Hunziker for being Aveda Institute Nashville’s May Student of the Month! We are proud to announce Adri Hunziker as our student of the month as she exhibits all of the qualities of a model student! Adri has a positive attitude each and every day, is dedicated to providing the best experience possible […]

Nashville’s Student of the Month – April 2016

Congratulations to Dana Campbell for being Aveda Institute Nashville’s April Student of the Month! Dana is the “full package”.  She is an excellent student, technically sound, and a retail rockstar!  Dana is very personable with all of her guests and they always feel well taken care of.  She takes time to educate her guests and […]

Nashville’s Student of the Month – March 2016

Aveda Institute Nashville is excited to congratulate Rachael Clark as the March Student of the Month! Rachael Clark is an Aveda Institute Rockstar! During Rachael’s time at Aveda Institute Nashville, she has developed into a true Master Student. Rachael embodies natural talent and always strives to make her guests feel like a million bucks! She […]

Aveda Institute Nashville’s February Student of the Month

Congratulations to Kathleen G. for being Aveda Institute Nashville’s February Student of the Month! Kathleen’s positive attitude, enthusiasm for her craft, and genuine personality brightens up not only her guest’s day, but also her educator’s and peer’s.  Her dedication to improve shows how successful she will be in her career and she inspires those around […]

Aveda Institute Nashville’s January Student of the Month

We would like to recognize Esthiology Student Sam Hagen for the month of January as student of the month! Sam Hagen Congratulations Sam! Sam’s talent and passion for esthiology has shown through in all of her hard work at Aveda Institute Nashville. Sam had 100% attendance in December, 37.01% pre-booking, and received a large number […]

Students Start Their Cosmetology Experience

While beginning beauty school can be nerve-racking, it is also an exciting time in one’s life with the prospect of starting a new journey. At Aveda Institutes South, we offer students the opportunity to excel in a creative and fast paced industry. Read these student’s early experiences at Aveda Institutes South and get ready for […]

How to be a Successful Aveda Cosmetology Student

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The Future of Beauty School Education

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We Change Lives At Aveda Institutes

A couple of weeks ago we decided to help local families by providing them with holiday dinners they could not otherwise afford. Our students and staff stepped up and raised enough funds to supply dinners to 5 families… We decided to take the gift further. We invited the families to come in for mini-makeovers and […]

AVEDA South Florida Raises Money for Earth Month

Beauty School Blog: At Aveda Institute South Florida, we are raising money for Earth Month. We are doing this by selling home made foods or drinks to our fellow students, instructors, or our guests. Raising money for Earth Month at Aveda Institute fits the Aveda culture because at Aveda, we are all about the planet […]